Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Blood Fire Death is the fourth album by Bathory, which continued the transition towards more epic songwriting begun on the band's previous album. It is often considered to be the first work in the Viking metal genre, and it is also considered by many fans to be Bathory's finest work. The ninth track is not included on the cassette release.

[edit] Track listing

  1. "Odens Ride over Nordland" – 2:59
  2. "A Fine Day to Die" – 8:35
  3. "The Golden Walls of Heaven" – 5:22
  4. "Pace 'till Death" – 3:39
  5. "Holocaust" – 3:25
  6. "For All Those Who Died" – 4:57
  7. "Dies Irae" – 5:11
  8. "Blood Fire Death" – 10:28
  9. "Outro" – 0:58


Within the lyrics to "The Golden Walls of Heaven" [2] and "Dies Irae" [3] the first letters of each line form phrases, namely "SATAN" (repeated 8 times) and "CHRIST THE BASTARD SON OF HEAVEN," respectively.

The 1999 re-issue of the album In The Nightside Eclipse by Emperor contains a cover of "A Fine Day to Die", recorded during the Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk sessions.

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